Stephen Copek contributes to Blue Meridian’s investee selection process, supports individual investee relationships including developing scaling plans, and helps assess investee and portfolio-wide performance. Working closely with Managing Directors, he also collaborates on innovative initiatives to expand Blue Meridian’s work.
Previously Stephen was a portfolio manager on the foundation relations team at the Natural Resources Defense Council, and before that an associate director at Arabella Advisors where he oversaw a portfolio of fiscally sponsored philanthropic projects.
Earlier, Stephen served as an AmeriCorps Member with the American Red Cross in Chicago and worked at Rotary International, where he served in various grantmaking roles and as a member of the organization’s strategy, research, and evaluation team.
Stephen earned a BA in Political Science at the University of Iowa and an MPA at DePaul University.